Anyhow, here is yet another example of the truth, that it is not in fact all about reviews. Such is the case with author Jack Eason and the attack on his books by the bullies. (Fake ratings and reviews mind you) This is a clear cut case of retaliation by the bullies and their efforts to strike fear into any author who dares to have an opinion about anything. Especially, about them.
Let's start with this screenshot of Jack's Goodreads blog, shall we?
Now, Jack didn't write this on his GR blog, his author blog feeds into his GR account. Or, at least it used to, as I have since learned he left Goodreads in protest after receiving a "warning" from Goodreads about his blog. It would appear that Goodreads has a problem with "freedom of speech" where addressing their "bullies" are concerned - which puts credence to the rumor that GR and its staff supports bullying.
Anyhow, no sooner did his post go up when suddenly, he and his books were attacked. Check it out.
As you can clearly see by the dates, these people never read his books. Yet, they hesitate none to show the world that they are liars by giving multiple one star ratings.
You see, bullies, and most notably, bully author Rick Gualtieri, it's not about anybody's right to say they didn't like a book, it's about lying about the fact that you even read the book and give FAKE ratings - and reviews where you attack authors on a personal basis.
Oh, and it's about freedom of speech. Yeah, you know, the thing you bullies cry about when you want to exercise it without being "condemned" for it yet, you turn around and condemn Jack Eason for exercising his right to voice his opinion about trolls. Why is that?
Wait, don't believe me? Check out this comment from author Rick Gualtieri himself where he says in his "Anti-Asshat Indie Authors" group, giving the definition of an asshat author: "Asshat behavior: The labeling of people as bullies, criminals, and/or terrorists for daring to have an opinion on a BOOK."
See for yourself.
First of all, Rick, would this include people who call other people "asshats"? Especially against people who dare voice their opinion like author Jack Eason did? Let me ask you Rick, how can you not see the hypocrisy of your statement? You and your group are entitled to call people asshats for having and speaking their opinion yet no one has the right to call you and your friends bullies when you rate books you never read? Or in your so called reviews, you call people rapists? (As was said about me) Or other choice words? Really?
And the moment someone voices that opinion, you and your bully friends attack them, terrorize them and post fake ratings and reviews and place their books in vile book-shelf listings? Where is Jack's freedom of speech? How is this not terrorizing? You're basically saying that if any author has any opinion about the manner in which you and your bully friends act then they are best advised to keep it to themselves or else you and your bully friends will attack them.
Again, how is this NOT a form of internet terrorism?
Not only that, but attacking authors wasn't enough, was it? Now you have to go after readers and reviewers by making the claim that if anyone shows support for me or STGRB or any other author you people place on your "shit-list" and or give your books (and authors who support you) bad ratings and reviews, be it false or true, you will go after them with the claim of them being "sock puppets" and try and get them banned. Am I right about this? ..... No? .... Well then, explain this comment then if you would.
Notorious author bully herself, Angela Horn, talks about "revenge" ratings and reviews. (I guess you people would know a lot about that, wouldn't you?) Then she proceeds to list people and make the claim that they are "sock puppets". How is this not "internet terrorism"?
It would seem that the bullies do not like it when their authors (books) gets attacked yet, they feel perfectly fine and get defensive when they attack others. And if they think a fake rating was given to one of their books, they start to whine and cry about it. Yet, if I have a problem with them giving my book(s) and other authors books fake ratings, they call me an asshat.
How is this not hypocrisy?
That Angela comment also has another interesting side story. You see, it was posted in the "Anti-Asshat Indie Authors" group before it went public. It was originally posted on STGRB. Now, ever since this group went public (after realizing that their group was infiltrated by STGRB) that wonderful comment and thread was deleted. How delightful. Why is that, Rick? Why did you decide to delete this thread and the comments made therein? Trying to hide something? And while we're on the topic, how many other threads and comments did you delete?
So you see, when I posted earlier - warning readers and reviewers to be careful - I was right. You bullies are now starting to target people who practice the same behavior that you bullies practice only, if your book(s) are attacked, you start accusing people of being trolls and asshats. I say, welcome to the club, now you know how YOUR VICTIMS feel. But at least nobody is trying to have you wrongfully banned like you're trying to do to others.
How is this not internet terrorism again?
And let's face it Rick, and Angela, and Elly Helcl - the only reason you went public with your group was because STGRB exposed you after infiltrating your hate group. I can only wonder what other screenshots their investigator got before you deleted stuff and went public. I suppose time will tell. Meanwhile, you have shown yourselves to be the real ASSHATS and very appropriately, named your group after yourselves. How fitting.
I guess we can only hope that the words spoken by fellow bully/terrorist/asshat, Ederyn, in that last screenshot holds true. Where she said: "I hope readers are smarter than that, and won't forget just who the true dicks are. *Crosses Fingers*"
Let's hope, Ederyn, let's hope indeed!
I'm Carroll Bryant .... and this is the Looking Glass.
Things We Learned Today:
* There's a new hate group on Goodreads called "Anti-Asshat Indie Authors"
* The people of this group are ASSHATS!
* The bullies are now targeting innocent readers and reviewers
* This new hate group had deleted some content before they went public
* This new group only went publlic because they were exposed internally by STGRB
* They don't seem to like it when readers rate and review their book(s) poorly, be it real or fake (Go figure)
* Authors Rick Gualtieri, Anegla Horn and Elly Helcl are asshat bullies
* Author Jack Eason was attacked by the bullies for voicing his opinion
* The Goodreads bullies are indeed terrorists, criminals and asshats all the way